Author: Alison Miles

Music donation hits the right note at St Michael’s

Students at St Michael’s CE Primary School will soon be putting to the test the old adage that playing musical instruments has a beneficial impact on children’s learning ability, following a generous £1K grant from a local educational fund The Cathy and Maurice Dalton Educational Trust. The grant will enable the school to purchase new…
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Curtain up: Sinden Theatre reopens after £140K upgrade with popular Christmas panto

After a closure of almost two years thanks to COVID19, The Sinden Theatre is finally re-opening to the public with the return of a popular Christmas pantomime and a £140K upgrade. The Sinden has also been named as Best Community Performing Arts Theatre in Kent by SME News in the 2021 Southern Enterprise Awards. Tenterden’s only…
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Vanessa Hardy: a tribute

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Vanessa Hardy, founding Chair of the Tenterden Schools Trust Board of Trustees and a former Chair of Governors of St Michael’s CE Primary School, Tenterden, who passed away on 30 September 2021. Vanessa’s contribution to the development and establishment of the Tenterden Schools Trust…
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Homewood students with special reasons to celebrate arriving at university

The first few weeks at university are always a special and exciting time for each year’s freshers, but it is particularly thrilling for two former Homewood students. 19-year old Liam Macmillan, from Cranbrook, has been looking forward to taking up his place to study English at Cambridge since he received his A level results in…
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Double sporting success at Homewood

Hot on the heels of its successful This Girl Can Week, Homewood has a sporting double success to celebrate and inspire other female students. England Boxing Schools national champion At the weekend (26-27 September) Year 9 student Elsie-May became England Boxing Schools No1 when she was crowned 2021 champion at her weight, in Newcastle where the…
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GCSE results: a very successful year for Homewood students

Year 11 students from Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre arrived at school throughout Thursday morning (12 August) to collect their GCSE and Level 2 results.  There was a fantastic atmosphere as students collected their envelopes and met with staff to celebrate their achievements after what has been another very challenging academic year for all concerned.…
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We’re extremely proud of you all, says Principal

Congratulations to the Homewood Class of 2021! As Sixth Form students arrived at Homewood School this morning to collect their results, Principal Jeremy Single spoke of his pride in their successes.  These successes continue to build on the school’s results from 2019 when Homewood was recognised as Kent’s fourth best state school for student progress…
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‘Outstanding’ St Michael’s Pre-School joins TST

OFSTED outstanding-rated St Michael’s Pre-School has joined the Tenterden Schools Trust. The highly regarded pre-school has been purchased by the Trusts’ subsidiary Home Farm Children’s Nursery Ltd and becomes the seventh member of the five-year old multi-academy trust. The pre-school will retain its name, staff and much-praised educational approach and ethos. It was rated Outstanding…
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A CEO bids farewell

After a long and illustrious career in education, the last eleven in Tenterden, first as Principal of Homewood and most recently as CEO of the Tenterden Schools Trust, Sally Lees is retiring and handing over the reins in September. In her final blog as CEO she reflects on her journey and what the Trust means…
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Trust secures further £2.8m for improvements

The Tenterden Schools Trust (TST) has secured a further £2.8 million in the latest round of funding from the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund for Academies, to invest in a new tranche of upgrades for its five schools. The grants will cover seven major projects at: Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre; Tenterden Junior School, Tenterden Infants School;…
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